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Construction Will Block Melrose Access to Hodges Library, Dec. 11-Jan. 6

Upcoming replacement of the cooling towers atop Hodges Library will disrupt traffic and partially block Melrose Avenue access to Hodges Library.

Between December 11 and January 6, visitors to Hodges Library can expect closure of Melrose Avenue between Hess Hall and Hodges Library’s west entrance, as well as intermittent closures of the Hodges Library’s west entrance doors.

MELROSE AVENUE and STAFF PARKING LOT 12 will be CLOSED entirely on December 11 and 12.

The upper east portion of Lot 12 will remain closed throughout the construction project. After December 12, the west upper portion of Lot 12 will be accessible from the west end of Melrose Avenue, and TWO-WAY TRAFFIC on a portion of Melrose Avenue will allow entrance and exit. The lower (north) portion of Lot 12 will be accessible from Volunteer Blvd. by turning west onto Melrose Place.

See the attached newsletter from UT Parking and Transit for details.

Please bear with us to ensure everyone’s safety.

HathiTrust Releases Massive Open Dataset

HathiTrust has announced the release of a significantly expanded open dataset, HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) Extracted Features (EF) Dataset, Version 1.0. This dataset provides researchers with open access to data extracted from the full text of the HathiTrust Digital Library (HTDL) at an unprecedented scale. 
 
The Extracted Features Dataset opens the complete HathiTrust collection for investigations into historical and cultural trends, the rise and fall of topics within the corpus, and the evolution of words and writing structures in publications dating from the 16th to the late 20th century. The EF Dataset provides quantitative information about word and line counts, parts of speech, and other details within each page of every volume in the HTDL. In addition to these larger-scale investigations, the EF Dataset also allows researchers to closely analyze the contents of a given volume or subset of volumes. The data is extracted from 13.7 million volumes found in the HTDL, representing over 5 billion pages consisting of over 2 trillion tokens (words). A preliminary release of the EF Dataset, drawn from a much smaller subset comprising only HathiTrust’s public domain collection, has already enabled novel research from scholars in economics, history, linguistics, literary studies and sociology, among other fields.
 
Read the full announcement here.

HathiTrust is a partnership of major academic and research libraries collaborating in a digital library initiative to preserve and provide access to the published record in digital form. UT Libraries became a member of HathiTrust in 2014. Read about benefits of UT’s membership in HathiTrust.

De-Stress for Success @ Pendergrass Library

 

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Feeling anxious about upcoming exams?  Need to take a break, relax, and unwind?  Stop by Pendergrass Library during finals week for our De-Stress for Success events!  Activities are free, fun, and open to all UT students:

Ongoing Activities (Monday, December 5-Thursday, December 8)

  • Snacks & Study Supplies
  • Coloring & Origami
  • Puzzles & Games
  • 3D Pens

Monday, December 5:

  • 9am Coffee (Front Desk)
  • 12-5pm Therapy Dogs
  • 4-6pm Massages (Group Study Area)

Tuesday, December 6:

  • 9am Coffee
  • 12-5pm Therapy Dogs
  • 4-6pm Massages

Wednesday, December 7:

  • 9am Coffee
  • 12-5pm Therapy Dogs
  • 4-6pm Massages

Thursday, December 8:

  • 12-3pm Therapy Dogs
  • 4-6pm Massages

For more information about De-Stress activities at Hodges Library and Music Library locations, visit tiny.utk.edu/de-stress


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Library-hosted Webinar on Gale Researcher and Artemis Primary Sources, November 18

If you missed the Libraries’ earlier training sessions on Gale Researcher and Artemis Primary Sources databases –- or if you’d like to learn more –- join the webinar offered by Gale Cengage Learning on Friday, November 18.

Gale Researcher helps students identify and link to relevant, authoritative sources. Introductory essays, peer-reviewed articles, and streamed video are organized by subject areas typical to the undergraduate curriculum.

Artemis Primary Sources gives researchers access to wide-ranging archival materials. Sources include databases on sexuality and gender, indigenous peoples of North America, declassified U.S. documents, the Associated Press archives, and many, many historical newspapers. The online interface (Digital Humanities Sandbox) facilitates data mining and textual analytics.

Follow this link to take an optional pre-training survey and submit your interests and questions to the trainer in advance of the webinar: https://goo.gl/forms/lR6UE8bK9hQmE8PU2

Join the webinar, 12:20-1:10 p.m., Friday, November 18. Log-in online or join our group session in 211 Hodges Library.

Questions? Contact Corey Halaychik, chalaych@nullutk.edu or 974-9314.

Webinar: Gale Researcher and Artemis Primary Sources Follow-up Webinar
When: Friday, November 18, 12:20-1:10 p.m. EST
Access Link: http://tiny.cc/GaleWebinar
Audio Connection Phone Number: 1-877-325-5019
Conference Code Number: 836 819 5957

Oxford University Press to demo databases, Nov. 16 & 17

Oxford University Press (OUP) will will be at Hodges Library November 16 and 17 to demonstrate some of their unique databases.

Wednesday, November 16, Room 211 Hodges Library
(Sessions: 1:25-2:15 p.m.; 2:30-3:20 p.m.; 3:35-4:25 p.m.)

Wednesday’s training sessions will feature Oxford University Press products to which the UT Libraries already subscribes:

Oxford Music Online, Oxford Art Online, Benezit Dictionary of Artists, Oxford History of Western Music, Oxford Bibliographies Online, Oxford Reference Online, Dictionary of National Biography, Social Explorer, AMA Manual of Style, Oxford Islamic Studies Online, Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford Encyclopedia of Social Work, Oxford Dictionaries, Oxford Constitutions of the World, Oxford Reports on International Law.

Thursday, November 17, Room 127 Hodges Library
(Sessions: 9:40-10:55 a.m.; 11:10 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.; 3:40-4:55 p.m.

Thursday’s sessions will introduce new products from OUP to which the UT Libraries currently has trial subscriptions:

Oxford Law Products, African American Studies Center, Electronic Enlightenment, American National Biography, Oxford Biblical Studies, Oxford Handbooks Online, University Press Scholarship Online/Oxford Scholarship Online, Oxford Scholarly Editions, New Oxford Shakespeare, Oxford Classical Dictionary, Very Short Introductions Online, SIPRI (Stockholm International Peace and Research Institute), Oxford Clinical Psychology, Oxford Medicine Online.

Read the complete schedule and descriptions of all databases below.
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Garrett Hongo at Writers in the Library on November 15

garretthongoAward-winning author/poet Garrett Hongo will read from his work on Tuesday, November 15, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, as part of the Writers in the Library series.

The reading will be in the Hodges Library auditorium at 7 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

Garrett Hongo was born in Volcano, Hawaii, and grew up on the north shore of O`ahu and in Los Angeles. He was educated at Pomona College and the University of Michigan and received his MFA from UC Irvine. His latest book of poetry, Coral Road, was published by Knopf in 2011. Other work includes two books of poetry, three anthologies, and Volcano: A Memoir of Hawai`i (Knopf/Vintage, 1995). Among his honors are the Guggenheim Fellowship, two NEA grants, a Fulbright Fellowship, and the Lamont Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets.

Hongo is distinguished professor of arts and sciences at the University of Oregon. He has taught at Houston, UC Irvine, Vanderbilt, and the Universitá degli Studi di Firenze.

Presently, he is at work on a book of nonfiction entitled The Perfect Sound: Confessions of an Audiophile.

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Writers in the Library is sponsored by the UT Libraries and the Creative Writing Program in association with the John C. Hodges Better English Fund. For more information contact Erin Elizabeth Smith, Jack E. Reese Writer-in-Residence at the UT Libraries, at esmith83@nullutk.edu.

Visit http://library.utk.edu/writers for a complete schedule of Writers in the Library readings for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Facebook: Writers.in.the.Library
Twitter: utklibwriters
Email: esmith83@nullutk.edu

Lunch & Learn: Tips for Difficult Conversations, Nov. 9

ll_smallThe UT Libraries Diversity Committee hosts a series of lunchtime discussions to facilitate comfortable dialogue about diversity and inclusion. Lunch and Learn invites students and other members of the campus community to talk openly but respectfully about complex issues that impact their lives and their campus experience.

Practical Tips for “Keeping Calm and Carrying On” Difficult Conversations
Noon – 1 p.m., Wed., November 9, 605 Hodges Library
Becky Jacobs, Walter Lansden Distinguished Professor of Law, UT

Most of us probably have struggled at one time or another with sensitive or difficult conversations — raising workplace concerns; confronting an unreliable partner or co-worker; or apologizing, or seeking an apology for, inappropriate behavior. This session will focus on practical tips for preparing for, initiating, and handling potentially unpleasant exchanges in a way that hopefully will minimize negative consequences, improve understanding, and strengthen relationships.

Becky Jacobs is an expert in mediation and dispute resolution.

Bret Anthony Johnston at Writers in the Library on Nov. 7

wil_bretjohnstonBret Anthony Johnston will read from his work on Monday, November 7, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, as part of the Writers in the Library series.

The reading will be in the Hodges Library auditorium at 7 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

Bret Anthony Johnston is the author of the internationally best-selling novel Remember Me Like This, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, and the winner of the 2015 McLaughlin-Esstman-Stearns Prize. Johnston is also the author of the award-winning Corpus Christi: Stories, which was named a Best Book of the Year by the Independent (London) and the Irish Times. His work appears in The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, The Paris Review, Glimmer Train Stories, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Best American Short Stories, and elsewhere.

His nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times, New York Times Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Tin House, The Best American Sports Writing, and on NPR’s All Things Considered.

A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Johnston is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, and a Glasgow Prize for Emerging Writers, among other awards. Johnston teaches in the Bennington Writing Seminars and at Harvard University, where he is the director of creative writing.

In addition to the public reading, there will be a Q&A for students at 3:30 p.m. in 1210 McClung Tower, also on November 7.

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Writers in the Library is sponsored by the UT Libraries and the Creative Writing Program in association with the John C. Hodges Better English Fund. For more information contact Erin Elizabeth Smith, Jack E. Reese Writer-in-Residence at the UT Libraries, at esmith83@nullutk.edu.

Visit http://library.utk.edu/writers for a complete schedule of Writers in the Library readings for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Facebook: Writers.in.the.Library
Twitter: utklibwriters
Email: esmith83@nullutk.edu

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